Interior view of the WSCC Summit Boren and Pine Street view of the WSCC Summit Washington State Convention Center Addition Project (called Summit) Pine Street retail walk ups at the WSCC Summit

Seattle Convention Center Summit

Following years of study and demand from convention goers who prefer to meet in Seattle, the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) is under construction on an additional facility being developed by the Pine Street Group L.L.C. (PSG). Summit will be a transformative project that provides a host of economic benefits, including as much as $260 million annually in visitor spending, as many as 3,900 direct and indirect jobs, and some 6,000 jobs during construction. As part of the project, SCC is also funding more than $93 million in community benefits, including $40 million to support affordable housing.

Summit will:

  • Enable the convention center to book the many international, national, regional and local events it historically turns away due to lack of date availability or adequate space.
  • Create steady year-round demand for Seattle’s hotels, restaurants, retail and entertainment venues.
  • Create construction and hospitality jobs, and generate taxes to support local and regional jurisdictions.
  • Support a diverse construction workforce, including approximately 25 percent from priority zip codes and 15 percent apprentices, as well as more than $145 million in work contracted with women- and minority-owned business enterprises.

The program for Summit includes two co-development projects to be owned and completed by others. They include an office building now under construction by owner Hudson Pacific Properties and an apartment project under contract with a group of local investors. Summit will open for business in 2023, while the co-developments will open later.